For Better, for Worse
For Better, for Worse – 1954 | 85 mins | Comedy | Colour
A great British cast was assembled for this comedy about marriage, adapted from the stage play by Arthur Watkyn. Tony Howard (Dirk Bogarde) and Anne Purves (Susan Stephen) are a couple of young lovers who decide to take the marital plunge after only a few weeks of courtship – and manage to convince Anne’s doubting parents (Cecil Parker and Eileen Herlie) to let them marry. Facing emotional difficulty, financial problems and stereotypical in-laws, the young newlyweds settle into a small one-room flat yet eventually rely upon a loan from Anne’s father to keep the wolves from the door. Somehow they survive and strive forward towards married bliss finally deciding to tough it out without any more financial aid from Anne’s parents in the future.